This will be an on-line webinar using Zoom.us July 25, 2020 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT This Webinar plática is a recognition, re-connection and celebration of the wellness and healthy ways of living that are present in our community as well as our ancestral … Continue reading Living Brown, Living Well: A Chicanx Wellness & Well-being Framework July 25, 2020
This will be an on-line Webinar using zoom.us This training will focus on ways to recognize and respond to various aspects of culture that both the client and the mental health provider bring to the therapeutic relationship. Cultural influences are present in all clinical interactions. … Continue reading Approaching Culture Authentically in Clinical Practice
The Institute of Chicana/0 Psychology stands in solidarity with the current call and actions of those outraged by yet another tragic, unjustified killing of a Black man by the police. The death of George Floyd is another indication of the unsafe climate for Black and Brown people, which is further being fueled by the careless, irresponsible rhetoric of the current administration.
The Institute recognizes this as another link in the insidious chain that began with the conquest, colonization, and slavery of Black and Brown peoples.
Until our society truly values and understand that our history continues to play out in our present, then black and brown wellness and well-being will continue to be an act of resistance and survival. Our wellness may need to be anger and an uncompromising stand for self-determination. We need to continue to DECOLONIZE our understanding of Wellness, Justice, and Freedom. We borrow the sentiments of Chicano psychologist, Dr. Manuel Ramirez, III – “As psychologists, social scientists, and educational and mental health professionals, we need to be the uncompromising opposition in society. We cannot afford to be accommodationists because freedom and self-respect cannot be negotiated or compromised.” We are experiencing a range of emotions. That is understandable and necessary. Stay connected (if helpful) and stay well. Let us collectively support each other, collectively join for justice, collectively move toward Liberation & Healing. Remember that in this darkness…..you…we…are the light. Su lucha is mi lucha.
In Non-Violent Solidarity, The Institute for Chicana/o Psychology
Institute of Chicana/o Psychology statement on the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
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June 6th 10am-1pm (Central Standard Time) Stories of survival. Stories of courage. Stories of oppression.Stories of faith. Stories of gender. Stories of sexualties. Stories shape our identity. The telling and sharing of stories can be healing for intergenerational, community, family, and individual soul wounds. Narratives … Continue reading Power of Stories to Heal: Cultural Strengths, Cultural Wounds
About the Webinar: This webinar will explore the idea that the process of therapy (talking with a professional for work on one’s struggles) actually connects historically with the ancestral practices of the Chicanx community (and other Brown, Black, Indigenous communities). This is an On-Line event … Continue reading WEBINAR! Therapy is Ours: De-stigmatizing & Decolonizing Mental Health
About The Webinar
The role of cultural values and beliefs are key components in our expressions of well-being and distress. In this webinar, we will review foundations of culturally responsive communication, discuss the role of culture in crisis situations, and learn culturally appropriate responses in crisis situations. Historical and current contexts of oppression for marginalized communities will also be included. The training is for mental health and social service providers BUT is open to anyone interested!
Fee: $35 – Includes the Live webinar and unlimited access to the recorded replay.
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You may also register via paypal.me/ChicanxPsychology OR VENMO: @MXZam (please leave your email address)
Registered participants will be sent the link to join the webinar an hour before the event.
The on-line event will be hosted via zoom.us, so participants must have a Zoom account. It is FREE to sign up!
Join us for an evening with Roberto Cintli Rodriguez as he discusses his most recent book Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World: Testimonios on Violence, published by U of Arizona Press. “This book makes evident the links between colonial violence against Red-Black-Brown bodies … Continue reading A Platica on Community Violence & Healing: An evening with Roberto Cintli Rodriguez & the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology
Feb. 15th at Casa de Resistencia in Austin, TX! Join us and learn about the long & rich history of Chicanx contributions to the field of psychology and mental health! Learn about a Chicanx Psychology developed from our peoples history and experiences. Starting from our … Continue reading History of Chicanx Psychology: Ancestral to Current Contributions
A day of cultural strengthening and cultural reconnection to our Chicanx heritage. We will have workshops, healing, celebration. We will discuss identity, family, spirituality and what it means to be living Brown in our society today. We will have Loteria with Therapists of Color, a … Continue reading Living Brown: A Day of Cultural Reconnection and Celebration